Belugas, Bears & Summer Wildlife of Churchill

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Whether you're preparing for your upcoming beluga whale adventure or just want to learn more about summer in Churchill, we've got you covered. We've rounded up an array of helpful resources, from wildlife guides and packing tips, to inspirational travel stories and blog posts to fuel your excitement.
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Tales of the Tundra: The Hidden Beauty of the Canadian North

Tales of the Tundra: The Hidden Beauty of the Canadian North

—By Michelle Peters
Summertime on Hudson Bay is a glorious time to visit. The Canadian subarctic comes alive in a burst of energy. Here’s what you can expect on an eye-opening summertime nature adventure to this important northern ecosystem where you’ll meet the amiable white beluga whales Hudson Bay is famous for this time of year.
A Walk on the Tundra: Churchill in Summertime

A Walk on the Tundra: Churchill in Summertime

—By Nat Hab Expedition Leader Eddy Savage
Off the water and on the land, Churchill offers access to unique and exceptionally biodiverse habitats. The tundra, for example, is an environment unlike any other I have experienced.
Why Beluga Whales Migrate to Churchill, Canada, Each Summer

Why Beluga Whales Migrate to Churchill, Canada, Each Summer

—By Michelle Peters
To give this beloved Arctic whale its due, let’s get to know them better, find out when, where and how to see them, and learn why they migrate to Churchill every summer.
Spend an Arctic Summer with Churchill’s Belugas & Bears

Spend an Arctic Summer with Churchill’s Belugas & Bears

—By Emily Goodheart
What is summer like in the Canadian subarctic? Wildflowers carpet the green tundra as new life abounds. In the company of naturalist Expedition Leaders, you’ll search for bears aboard all-terrain Polar Rovers and kayak next to curious belugas!
The Summer Ecology of Churchill, Manitoba

The Summer Ecology of Churchill, Manitoba

—By Megan Brief
Churchill comes alive when the winter thaws, bringing migratory animals—including close to 300 bird species, polar bears and beluga whales—back to the Hudson Bay coastline. Even in the most severe conditions, life finds a way—as fragile and as fleeting as it may be.
Can’t-Miss Arctic Summer Activities in Churchill, Manitoba

Can’t-Miss Arctic Summer Activities in Churchill, Manitoba

By Cathy Brown
Churchill for most of the year is frozen, still and dark, but summertime is blessed with long days and much more friendly temperatures.These summertime conditions open up a wide array of Arctic activities. Here are a few of our not-to-miss favorites…
Watch and Listen to the Sounds of Beluga Whales

Watch and Listen to the Sounds of Beluga Whales

—By Jim Fuller and Moira le Patourel
A summertime journey to Churchill reveals another world beyond the tundra–the watery domain of beluga whales! Hear...
Traveler Story: A Beluga Whale Tour to Remember

Traveler Story: A Beluga Whale Tour to Remember

—By Jo Ostrov
We bump along the surface of the water. Hundreds of whales are at the mouth of the Churchill River, which empties into...
Traveler Story: Beluga Whales in Churchill, Canada

Traveler Story: Beluga Whales in Churchill, Canada

—By Kay Ellen Gilmour
Here on the edge of Hudson Bay is a wildlife sanctuary for bird life, beluga whales, and the great polar bear...
10 Interesting Facts about Beluga Whales

10 Interesting Facts about Beluga Whales

—By World Wildlife Fund
Belugas are very social animals, and it’s possible to see pods numbering in the hundreds during a trip to Churchill...
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